Word&Way this month won 19 awards for work in 2020. These awards from our peers in religious journalism affirm our quality work as we provide real news with the Good News. Here are our winning entries this year.
Faith leaders in Minnesota and across the United States expressed hope that their advocacy work for racial justice will gain momentum from the guilty verdict rendered against Derek Chauvin, the former police officer convicted of killing George Floyd.
Editor Brian Kaylor reflects on the guilty verdicts in the trial of Derek Chauvin and the concept of justice. Kaylor argues that while holding someone accountable for murdering George Floyd is a step toward justice, we must not confuse it with justice itself.
Some shelter leaders are complaining about expelling families to Mexico when they have capacity — and feel a higher calling — to accommodate them.Read full piece
The faculty of Seattle Pacific University, a Christian school associated with the Free Methodist Church, has taken a vote of no confidence in its board of trustees after members of the board declined to change its policy prohibiting the hiring of LGBTQ people.
Have we tamed the tongue too much? Christians work to recover a biblical understanding of harmful hearsay vs. healthy criticism. Read full piece
Former Vice President Walter Mondale died last night at age 93. Although many Americans undoubtedly remember Mondale as the Democratic candidate who lost to President Ronald Reagan in a landslide in 1984, there was much more to the man. He was, for example, a strong
For Katharine Hayhoe, climate change isn’t just a topic of study or her area of expertise; it’s what she calls “an everything issue.” Hayhoe, who is a leading climate science expert, told Sojourners that everybody everywhere “already has everything they need to care about climate change”
A study by Nashville-based Lifeway Research found U.S. churchgoers were less likely to be involved in small groups during the pandemic, but many added some digital and individual activities to their discipleship routines.
In a video call hosted by the Associated Press, Rev. James Lawson and three of his workshop participants discussed their civil rights work and how it reverberates in today’s justice movements like Black Lives Matter and voting rights in Georgia.